Ghostbusters 3: An All-Female Cast And No Bill Murray For New Ghostbusters Movie

September 6, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Ghostbusters 3

Ghostbusters 3 is set to be released in 2016. It appears that folks at Columbia Pictures who might be happy Hillary Clinton will be running for president have picked an all-female cast (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting should audition) for Ghostbusters 3 and Bill Murray could not have been happier. According to reports, filming will begin next year and few original actors from the Ghostbusters franchise will be appearing in the reboot version.

Ghostbusters 3 is finally happening. After delays and push-backs, Paul Feig has been picked to direct Ghostbusters 3.

Feig was selected in March after Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman removed himself from the project.

The Canadian filmmaker, who did Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II dropped out after learning the passing of original Ghostbusters star and writer Harold Ramis who was set to appear in the supernatural comedy film.

Ramis’ estate will still produce the film. The script for Ghostbusters 3, which was written by Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has been modified since the death of Ramis.

Dan Aykroyd has made it known that he will return as Dr. Raymond Stantz. As for Ernie Hudson aka Winston Zeddmore, he has not yet made his decision public.

However, earlier this year, he did indicate that it would be hard for him to be in Ghostbusters 3 without his good friend Harold.

Of course the world wants to know if Bill Murray has an interest in Ghostbusters III.

The answer is a big fat NO. Murray has made it clear that he has moved on from his blasting demonic spirits days.

But he is happy the director of the The Heat and Bridesmaids has decided to have an all-female cast in the flick.

Murray said that the concept sounded amazing and added “why wouldn’t I love the female Ghostbusters.”

This weekend, Reitman who is a longtime friend and collaborator of Murray appeared at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he confirmed the news. He explained:

“I do believe there will be a Ghostbusters 3. The studio is extremely interested and we’re having a meeting about it at my restaurant Montecito.”

The man behind films like Meatballs and Hitchcock went on to add:

“We’ve never thought about it personally as Ghostbusters 3, just a new kind of Ghostbusters. And I think Paul’s an appropriate director for what we’re talking about.”

Reitman said that Murray no longer has his heart in the franchise, furthermore he is a very busy man.

And he is right, Murray has 4 films lined up.

Later this year he will appear in St. Vincent and in 2015 he will be in the comedy called Rock the Kasbah (which he also produced), he will voice a ghost named Addison Drake in computer-animated supernatural action comedy entitled B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations and The Jungle Book.

Details on the main character have also surfaced, it has been revealed that lead female protagonist will be called Dr. Anna, and she is about 30-years-old.

The writers were inspired by Dr. Raymond Stantz from the original Ghostbusters, and have picked a “real doctor” for the lead.

Filming will begin next year and expect Ghostbusters 3 to arrive in theaters in the summer of 2016.

The actresses for Ghostbusters 3 have not been revealed as yet, but it would be great to see The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, X-Men: First Class star Zoë Kravitz and 2 Broke Girls‘ Kat Dennings in the lead roles.

Here are some fun facts from the movie that stole our hearts 30 years ago.

Sigourney Weaver who really wanted the role barked like a dog during the audition and made up her lines when they started filming.

All the scenes inside the firehouse were filmed in Los Angeles, California.

Eddie Murphy, John Candy, Chevy Chase and Michael Keaton all said no thanks to the film.

When Ghostbusters was released in 1984, the studio put up a 1-800 number for fans to call if they ever spotted any supernatural creatures.

Those who did call, fell on a voicemail left by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd saying that they could not come to the phone because they were out chasing ghosts.

The famous “no-ghost” logo that appears on merchandise, was created by producer Michael C. Gross.

When the giant Marshmallow Man exploded what came out of him was 500 gallons of shaving cream, there were no marshmallows.

The film was originally called Ghost Smashers and was set in the future, but it was too expensive to make.

Are you eager to see Ghostbusters 3 and what are thoughts on the idea of an all-female cast?

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    1. Tony says:

      So, they are trying to make a movie that will lose money? Seems like a plan.

    2. tig says:

      Some things should not be messed with. I won’t watch a Ghost Buster film with an all female cast. And Bill Murray should certainly be in it if there is a remake.

    3. Chas says:

      This movie will bomb then bust.

    4. J.J. says:

      No Bill Murray – no ticket sale! Simple as that.
      Common sense needs to move in and take hold here. It is now impossible for the original cast to take part since the death of Harold Ramis and Bill Murray is not doing it. So why? Why, is the studio clamoring for a third installment with an all female cast to boot. That’s just too risky without the support and involvement of ALL the original cast to help the audience ease into the new female characters. Leave it alone please. Leave it as it was and is. The second movie was not all that great; so again why is the studio pushing this third installment. Money!? I think not.

    5. david says:

      I would go see this movie just to see Rick Moranis, the rest is just a bonus. Winston and Ray and Dana, Hell ya. Still be better than the crap Holly wood is putting out. Into the Storm…..really, Global warming is a not real

    6. mary says:

      Why do they always wanna mess up a good thing? (like “Ture Grit”)
      can’t thoes jerks in hollywired came up with they’er own ideas. Never any thing new. So they rip off old Ideas. Never a real thought of there heads. nothing of there won!

    7. JET says:

      5 words: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…please leave the legacy of the original movies intact…

    8. Scott says:

      I have been waiting over 20 years for a new Ghostbusters film and this is what I am going to get. WTF??? Why alienate the majority of original Ghostbusters fans. Males will not go see a female driven Ghostbusters movie, PERIOD.

      • Tina says:

        This female won’t be seeing it, either. This is a waste of the studio’s money. I’m going to go watch the original now…since obviously this Ghostbuster fan has nothing to look forward to!

    9. John Rhee says:

      I’ve few suggestions for Ghostbusters 3 all women casting that will garner higher ratings.
      1) Charlize Theron
      2) Rebecca Gayheart
      3) Melissa McCarthy
      4) Eliza Dushku

      Let me know if that will work.


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